In the short span of ten years, Donna VanLiere's name has become synonymous with Christmas -- reminding us, in subtle and moving terms, of its true meaning.  Just when we think Donna has said all there is to say about the birth of Jesus and its implications for the world, she finds deeper levels and shares them with all of us.
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The Christmas Light

In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache as they attempt to move forward in the present while still holding onto the memories, joy, and heartache of the past. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope.

The New York Times bestselling author of the beloved The Christmas Hope series returns with this new heartwarming, inspirational story about the power of love and faith to reveal the possibilities that lay right in front of you.
Christmas Light

The Christmas Journey

The Christmas Journey
The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world.

Accompanied by moving and beautifully rendered original watercolor illustrations throughout, Donna's signature voice retelling shows that the story of the Nativity is alive in our modern world.

The Christmas Shoes
Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe...

Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself.

Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together.

The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.

The Christmas Shoes

The Christmas Blessing
The Christmas Blessing
In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor.

When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice. Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan - a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life.

The Christmas Blessing is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places, and love is always the greatest gift of all.

The Christmas Promise

Each Christmas we are given a promise from heaven. And each year on earth we make promises to each other. This is a story about how a promise from one person to another shows us the true meaning of faith, remembrance, and love.

In The Christmas Promise, the lives of three characters collide and we learn that even as we move ahead, the past is never far behind. And when we are forgiven much, we love much. In this warmly humorous and deeply poignant story, we are reminded that the Christmas Promise is the promise of second chances.
The Christmas Promise

The Christmas Hope
The Christmas Hope
Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home.

Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home.

The Christmas Hope is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places.

The Christmas Secret

When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love.

The Christmas Secret is a novel for anyone who wants to see how love is a gift that keeps giving back; that hope is a treasure that never runs dry, and that faith is a miracle that is reborn with each new day.

The Christmas Secret

Donna's Non-Seasonal Stories of Faith and Inspiration

Finding Grace
Finding Grace
Author Donna VanLiere has inspired millions with her holiday stories. Now, she delves into the deepest places of her heart to give us the story of her own life. Finding Grace is an inspirational memoir about coming face to face with your deepest heartbreak…only to discover your deepest joys.

This book is the powerful and often humorous story of one woman's journey of broken dreams. Finding Grace the story of how a painful legacy of the past can be confronted and met with peace. It is a book for anyone who has struggled to understand why our desires—even the simplest ones—are sometimes denied. It is a book for anyone who has questioned where God is when we need him most. This is the candid telling of one woman's unlikely road to motherhood, and the undeserved gift which is life itself. Simply put, it is the story of finding grace.

Angels of Morgan Hill
AUDIE AWARD® for Best Inspirational Fiction!

It's 1947. Nine-year-old Jane Gable first lays eyes on young Milo Turner the day that her alcoholic father is buried.

The Turners are the first black family ever to live in Morgan Hill, TN and Jane can't understand why some people are angry.

When tragedy strikes the Turner household, the Gables are asked to make a decision that could rip their family apart. One path might open up a whole new world to them and bring them closer than ever. The other might bring them nothing but trouble and heartache. As Jane struggles to make sense of the changes in her community, she will soon learn about the angels who surround her, every day, in the most extraordinary—and ordinary—ways
Angels of Morgan Hill

High Calling
High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Commander Rick Husband
Rick Husband wanted to be an astronaut since his fourth birthday, but it wasn't always for the right reasons. Initially, he thought it would be neat... cool... a fun thing to do. It wasn't until he came to a spiritual crossroads and was able to give that dream up to discover the true desires of his heart before he actually got into the space shuttle program at NASA. Three failed attempts didn't daunt this driven pilot—and the fourth interview process, though lengthy and difficult, proved successful for him.

Husband's years at NASA served not only to develop his integrity and character, but also to increase his faith in a Creator that could not be denied in the vastness of space. His story is not only inspirational but exhilarating and invigorating, as readers will witness the life of a man who consistently pursued the desires of his heart even as he served a faithful God.

Sheltering Trees: The Power, Promise and Refuge of Friendship
Friends truly are like sheltering trees. When the weather of our life is calm and serene, we bask in the gentle breezes that blow through them to warm our souls. When the rain falls and the lightning threatens, it is to those sheltering trees we call "friends" that we run and find our protection and help.

This beautiful, sensitive book reveals real stories of friendships from the lives of men and women who've impacted our world. Beautifully intertwined throughout the book are the lyrics to the popular song "Sheltering Tree" and inspirational quotes that will warm you through and through. This is a book for you and your friends to share, because somewhere in a lifetime those friends will become your Sheltering Trees.
Sheltering Trees

They Walked with Him
They Walked With Him
What was it like to walk with Jesus? As you have read the different biblical accounts of Jesus' adventures with His chosen ones, have you ever wondered how it felt to know the Master, to live in those times? What were the sounds, smells, and surroundings, like when those special moments in Jesus' ministry took place.

With the use of a little imagination and a lot of attention to biblical details, Donna VanLiere has described in captivating story form some of those wonderful moments just as Jesus' followers would have witnessed them. Follow Peter, John, James, and the other apostles as they witness the power and majesty of God in the flesh.

They Walked With Him is a book that you will want to read over and over, and give to your loved ones. As you read, you will sense the presence of Jesus as He performs His acts of power, passion, and love. This is more than just a reading experience; it is an exciting adventure from which you will never want to return.

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